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Every so often you come across a coin that is not costly or rare but is fascinating, historic and fun. The 1861-O half dollar has to be considered as a classic example of those fascinating, historic and fun coins. There is no dispute, the 1861-O half dollar is not rare. It is priced at just $35 in G-4, which is an available date price for its type of Seated Liberty half dollar. Continue reading
Some coins are a mixture of factors that can make them a problem to find, or in other cases, more available than might be expected. The 1929-S Walking Liberty half dollar is one of those coins that was issued at a time of swirling events in the country and in collecting. Those events all played a role in making the 1929-S an interesting coin today. Continue reading
The half dollar is one of only two or possibly three silver coins of the United States to be produced in 1794. It is a denomination that has been produced on and off from that day to the present. Some question whether half dollars are really needed and point out that since 2002 it has been produced just for collectors. Continue reading
If you are looking for a collection that has one interesting coin after another in it, the Seated Liberty half dollar might well be the collection to consider. Issued from 1839 through 1891, Seated Liberty half dollar spanned a long and important time in American history and the issues reflect those interesting and troubled times. Continue reading